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Woman killed as ‘drunk’ ticket examiner pushes her off train in Maharashtra

The TTE identified as Sampat Salunkhe, has been arrested, police said.

By: Press Trust of India | Jalgaon (maharashtra) | Updated: May 29, 2014 5:41 pm

A woman passenger was killed on Thursday after she was pushed off a moving train by an allegedly drunk ticket examiner for trying to board an AC coach while carrying a general class ticket in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon district, police said.

The TTE identified as Sampat Salunkhe, has been arrested, they said.

According to a complaint filed with Jalgaon GRP by the nephew of the deceased, Ujjwala Pandey (38), tried to board an AC coach of LTT-Rajendranagar Patna Express when she was stopped by Salunkhe.

As the train started moving, fearing she would miss it, Ujjwala, with her 10-year-old daughter Palak, made another attempt at boarding following which she was given a hefty shove by Salunkhe.

The victim lost her balance and fell into the gap between the train and platform. Ujjwala’s nephew Rahul Purohit, who had come to see her off, raised an alarm and the train was brought to a grinding halt. However, by then she had been run over and killed.

Salunkhe, fearing public anger, hid inside the pantry car but an angry crowed dragged him out and handed over to the police after a sound thrashing.

The TTE has been arrested and sent for medical examination to ascertain if he was under the influence of liquor.

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  1. B
    May 29, 2014 at 4:18 pm
    Only In India such louts are given plum jobs. This calls for the death penalty.
    1. L
      May 29, 2014 at 12:56 pm
      How can this man be so brutal ??? Without knowing anything how could he react in such a manner??? It's very difficult to understand the psychology of people.. N cases like this is really very disgusting....
      1. C
        May 29, 2014 at 3:14 pm
        Most unfortunate and barbaric lacks humanitarian consideration for few minutes.to allow the lady to de-rain in the next stop. Hope law would take its course. Jaihind